Microsoft Says Surface Pro Coming February 9th

Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed plans to release the powerful new Surface Pro on February 9th.

Just twelve weeks removed from the release of the Surface RT, Microsoft is poised to launch the device’s more expensive big brother.

Unlike the Surface RT, which is limited to running Windows 8-optimized Metro apps, the Surface Pro runs Microsoft’s full Windows 8 Pro operating system and all legacy Windows apps you can imagine.

According to pricing data obtained by CNN, the Surface Pro comes in 64 GB and 128 GB configurations, which go for $899 and $999, respectively.

An “optional” but essential add-on keyboard costs another $100 when bundled with the Surface Pro.

Microsoft will start offering the 64 GB Surface RT without a Touch Cover, lowering its $699 price to $599.

The Surface Pro will be available in all the usual retail hotspots, including Staples and Best Buy.